Strings is an epic tale of good versus evil, told in a strikingly imaginative way with marionettes, using their strings as a key element in the plot
Before committing suicide, the ruler Kahro repents of his evil-doing in a note to his successor, son Hal. But Kahro's evil brother Nezo destroys the note and blames the death on a despised minority, sending Hal on a quest for revenge that turns into an odyssey of discovery about his true history.
The plot is as old as storytelling itself, but the film's visual and vocal artistry make it emotionally compelling. The design is absolutely stunning, and the screenwriters skilfully incorporate the puppet strings into their elaborate mythology.
Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi, Ian Hart, Claire Skinner, David Harewood, Samantha Bond.
Anders Rønnow-Klarlund | Denmark/Sweden/Norway/Britain 2004 | 1h32m | 35mm | PG
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